Geraldine Brooks, born Geraldine Stroock, (October 29, 1925-June 19, 1977) was an American actress whose three-decade career on stage as well as in films and on television was noted with nominations for an Emmy in 1962 and a Tony in 1970. She was married to author Budd Schulberg.She is not to be confused with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. A native of New York City, Geraldine Stroock was born to a family descended from Dutch immigrants. Her parents had entertainment industry connections, with her father, James, as owner-manager of the Brooks theatrical costume concern and her mother, Bianca, with a career as stylist and designer of costumes.
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